Steven Ma and Tavia Yeung’s pre-modern series Storm in a Cocoon <守业者> premiered at only 26 points. This series is Steven’s comeback drama after leaving TVB for two years. Known to be a lucky star for high ratings, unfortunately, Steven fails to bring in good ratings this time for Storm in a Cocoon.
Storm in a Cocoon is produced by Leung Choi Yuen who also filmed classic pre-modern series such as Country Spirit <酒是故乡醇> and Plain Love II <茶是故乡浓>. To get a more realistic setting, Storm in a Cocoon even filmed the scenes in Shunde and Foshan, China.
However, since airing, many viewers have expressed disapppointment and criticised the drama for being too old school. Centering around the silk industry, the story started off with the murder of Poon’s family’s second daughter. Her mysterious death also sparked a series of complicated family feud.
Many viewers find that the themes of ”family feud” and ”crime investigation” are too confusing when throwing all in together. Some viewers also find that the plot is too old-fashioned.
Before the drama was aired, Steven expressed that he would be happy if the drama could hit 28 points, given that TVB’s previous dramas only achieved average ratings.
Steven said, “If you ask me if I am worried that my ‘lucky star’ signboard will be dismantled? Yes, I am afraid! I do feel stress about the ratings.”
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